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Catapult Yourself Towards Glory in The Sleeping Prince: Royal Edition - Now $1.99 and IAP Free

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 19th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RESTRICTIVE KINGDOM SAVING :: Read Review »

The Sleeping Prince: Royal Edition, by Signal Studios, has gone fully premium and done away with in app purchases. The evil Sydney Slime has cursed the Cloudreach Kingdom to sleep, and as Prince Perilous it's your job to save them. The only problem is that you're also cursed. Use the prince's magic to fling him through each puzzle and rescue Princess Leona.

You can download The Sleeping Prince: Royal Edition for $1.99 (and nothing else) now.

The Sleeping Prince Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 15th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RESTRICTIVE KINGDOM SAVING
The Sleeping Prince looks and feels great to play, but its lack of peril and restrictive energy system infuriates.
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Dragon Finga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on September 19th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ENTER THE RAGDOLL
It might be weird and wacky one-touch kung fu, but it all works surprisingly well.
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Kick the Buddy: No Mercy Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 30th, 2013
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: SAME GAME
Kick the Buddy: No Mercy may have a few new improvements, but it does little to impress avid fans of the game.
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Stickman Base Jumper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JUMPING FOR JOY
Take the role of a stick man and base jump from some impressively high buildings in this fun but challenging title.
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Ragdoll Blaster 2 HD for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on November 19th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REPEATING BLASTER
Had enough of irate avians? Try firing some ragdolls across a bleak steampunk landscape.
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Stair Dismount Now Available For All

Posted by Ben Harvell on May 19th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NO PAIN NO GAIN :: Read Review »

If you’ve ever had the urge to push someone down a flight of stairs but didn’t want to deal with the legal proceedings that follow, Stair Dismount is for you.

The physics-based game from Secret Exit, the studio that created Zen Bound, has just been updated as a universal app meaning that it now runs natively on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Available for $0.99 on the App Store, the iPad version features a user interface optimized for the device which includes contextual menus and more detailed textures. Snapshots of your dismounts, which are a little gruesome but make up an integral part of the game, are also of higher quality when taken on the iPad.

For ragdoll physics and laughs aplenty, this is a must-have app for users of all iDevices.
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Superfall Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on April 12th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLIMSY
Superfall is a fun ragdoll physics game, but there just isn't enough substance here to keep me coming back.
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Ragdoll Legends

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Robert Corra on December 29th, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FAIRLY LIMP
Don't expect to control your punches and kicks in Ragdoll Legends. Flinging yourself is the best and only strategy, and it's not very compelling.
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Stair Dismount

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Robert Corra on November 25th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NO PAIN NO GAIN
The latest title from Secret Exit confirms that one of life's simple pleasures is pushing a virtual dummy down a flight of stairs and letting the ragdoll physics fly.
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Ragdoll Blaster

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Glenn Head on July 1st, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLAST OFF!
Wanna hurl virtual ragdolls really hard at obstructions? Or throw stick-figures gently over a wall? Sound fun? You've come to the right place...
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Voodoo Taxman

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on April 14th, 2009
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer: Luminant Software
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1

Graphics / Sound [rating:2/5]
Controls [rating:3/5]
Entertainment Value [rating:2/5]
User Interface [rating:1/5]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:1/5]

[rating:overall]

I hope that most of you are finished with your taxes, but let's face it: that deadline is always terrifying, no matter how well prepared you are. The fear of a "friendly" phone call from the IRS—politely informing you that the government needs to squeeze a few more dollars out of your sorry life in order to fund those bailouts—is never a fun one. How often have you wished that you could get your hands around the necks of those wretched tax collectors?

Voodoo Taxman is a gag app. Let's establish that right away. The whole thing was obviously drawn in MS Paint, and there's no purpose to it, per se. But when has that ever stopped anyone? Sometimes all you need is a bit of good old-fashioned stress relief, and torture is the oldest form of entertainment!

The app opens to a blank office-like environment, with a single odd feature: the "I <3 SATAN" sign. (I have to admit that I love the decor.) Wait a second (or tilt your iPhone), and the angry, glasses-wearing, stiff-necked tax collector himself slides into view, along with some money bags. Egads!

From there, you have a few options. You can shake your iPhone or tilt it to smash the taxman against the wall, or you can poke him in the face to break his glasses. Grabbing him by a limb and shaking will yield some money. That's pretty much the extent of the app. The guy collects bruises and scratches as you abuse him (though, alas, there's never any blood), and the money scatters throughout his tiny little office.

Sure, it's a nifty idea. But it's not as if this is a serious app, and the devs obviously didn't shower their creation with loving efforts. As far as I can tell, multitouch isn't supported. The sound effects, while amusing at first, are minimal and repetitive. The graphics are rough at best (MS Paint! The horror!) and the animations are jerky and awkward. To be honest, the novelty of "sticking it to the taxman" (to quote the iTunes description) wears off in about thirty seconds.

So, is this a funny idea? Heck yeah. Would I waste my money on it? Er, well...no. Just...no. Go get one of the other great apps on sale for a dollar. I'm sure you'll find something (I'm thinking of Pocket God, if you want to fill that sadistic urge). In the meantime, have fun with those taxes!